noun au·di·ent \ˈȯdēənt, ˈäd-, -dyənt\

Definition of audient



  1. 1 :  hearer

  2. 2 in the early Christian Church a :  one permitted to attend services in the narthex but dismissed after the sermon b :  a catechumen in the early stages of instruction for admission to the church but not yet an applicant for baptism

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Origin and Etymology of audient

Latin audient-, audiens

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